He Knows What He's Doing by Steve Wagers

He Knows What He's Doing
Steve Wagers
Romans 8:28

INTRODUCTION:

Several years ago, a man was walking along a mountain road, and he saw an Indian lying in the middle of the road with his ear pressed to the ground. As he got near to the Indian, he heard him talking in broken English. The man was saying:

Truck. Chevy truck. Chevy pick-up truck. Large tires. Man driving. Large German Shepherd in front seat. Loaded with firewood. California license plate UBH 123.

Needless to say, the man was astounded at what the Indian was saying. Thus, he looked to that Indian and said, "That is amazing. You mean you can tell all of that just by listening to the ground." The Indian looked back, and said, "No, truck ran over me 30 minutes ago." 1

No doubt, as we go through this life, there are times when we feel as that Indian did. We don't always know what is coming, but when it comes it sometimes seems to run right over us. But the fact of the matter is, that regardless of what we face, or find ourselves in, God has promised that He will cause it to turn out for our good and His glory. You see, it is true that we do not know the future, but thank God, we know the one who holds the future, and that makes all the difference in the world.

In Romans 8:28, we find, without question, one of the most familiar, and most quoted verses in all of scripture. In it we find described to us the person of God, the power of God, and the presence of God in just a few words. No doubt this verse has been read at many a funeral, or at a time of trouble. Thus, it is this verse, that I believe Paul uses to demonstrate to us that, regardless of our plight, our position, or our problem, thanks be to God, "He Knows What He's Doing!" Briefly, let's examine this great verse, and see that He knows what He's doing because:

I. HE IS WORKING TO DEVELOP US (v. 28a)

In the first part of verse 28, we see that our God knows what He's doing because He is working to ...


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